The design of this watch is absolutely stunning and I think that this case has been custom/bespoke made with a lovely inset gold photograph frame in the case back. It has an engraved stylised flowers design on the case back which are absolutely fantastic.
The case back and front are in excellent condition with just light wear and NO dings. THE INSIDE OF THE CASE HAS A FANTASTIC SEPIA & COLORED PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL WHICH LOOKS STUNNING.IT IS VERY RARE TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND WOULD HAVE PROBABLY BEEN A MOTHERS WATCH WITH A PHOTOGRAPH OF HER DAUGHTER INSIDE! All of the covers snap to VERY well and are nice and tight. I have gently polished the case, and it is shining wonderfully.
The dust cover is METAL and is in good condition. THE WATCH MEASURES 3.6CMS (36MM) across. The hinges show no signs of abuse. This lovely collectible watch has a lovely golden original dial. It is unsigned, and is showing NO damage or hairlines.
It has a beautiful dotted design outside minute track. It has beautiful ROMAN BLACK painted numerals.
Some numerals show some lossed (see pics). The crystal is present is glass and may be the original.The beautiful antique matching'Spade' style watch hands are golden steel and are in excellent condition. This is a lovely Swiss made unsigned key wind and set cylinder movement. The movement is signed for Dimier Freres & Co. It has minty steel screws. The watch HAS BEEN FULLY SERVICED by my watchmaker.
The watch winds and sets as it should. The crown is gold in color and is good condition. This beautiful watch has kept good time to within about 8 minutes a day as tested over a 12 hour period but please do not expect great acurracy as it is over 100 years old.
The chain ring LOOKS ORIGINAL to the piece, is absolutely beautiful and has a fancy design. It looks to be solid gold showing just a little wear. THIS IS A FANTASTIC & VERY RARE BEAUTIFULLY HAND MADE TIMEPIECE OFFERED FROM AN AGE GONE BY. Please remember that vintage watches have survived for many decades by being treated well.
Vintage watches are not for wearing while doing yard work, working out, or swimming. Vintage watches cannot keep time like their quartz cousins and will need altering on average between +-2 to +-5 mins per day. They are a little more destructible than modern watches.
Vintage watches also require periodic service and cleaning. Every couple of years, they would like their 20,000 mile checkup, oil change, and general service. By taking care of your vintage watch, you will have years of great service, and a quality heirloom to pass to another generation. Please do not waste anyones time if you are not interested.The item "C1890 V RARE ANTIQUE VINTAGE SOLID GOLD BESPOKE PORTRAIT POCKET WATCH & LOCKET" is in sale since Thursday, November 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "slake25" and is located in Doncaster. This item can be shipped worldwide.